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August 13th, 2012
Liz Miller is beginning her 10th year as Sweetwaterâ€™s head volleyball coach, and her 2012 team â€” which will tip off play on Monday by hosting Grape Creek at 6:15 p.m. â€” also has a great deal of returning experience.
Of the teamâ€™s 12 players, eight are seniors and five of them â€” or 83 percent of the starting rotation â€” earned all-district honors in 2011.
Furthermore, all five â€” middle blockers Kathleen Campbell and Shelby Cason, outside hitters Kel-si Crosson and Kendra Crosson and setter Suede Shirley â€” have at least two years of varsity experience.
Several individuals re-ceived awards at the con-clusion of the two volley-ball camps that were held this past week at Sweet-water Middle School.
The awards were pre-sented by camp coaches Carla Lambert, Sandra Graham and Jill Locklar. Winners are as follows:
Top server â€” Elli Lehnert
Top passer â€” Mia Valdez
Self bump champion â€” Amber Knox
Self bump game winner â€” Madison Mims
Shagger girls â€” Hannah Mobley, Megan Kirkland, Michiah Royal
Mighty Lady Mustang â€” Faith Santiago
Perfect Form Award â€” Kara Lehnert
Top hitters â€” Julia Rees and Riley Dodd
The Sweetwater Middle School gym welcomed a large number of students when it hosted two volleyball camps this past week.
Pictured above are those attending the afternoon camp. In no particular order are Elli Lehnert, Kaci Webb, Megan Kirkland, Hannah Mobley, Kyrsten Smith, Kolbi Turner, Faith Santiago, Riley Dodd, Amber Knox, Madison Mims, Michaela Currie, Kaitlyn Chance, Mia Valdez, Michiah Royal, Marissa (Pookie) Villanueva, Emma Dent, Julia Rees, Cyera Prepon, Lauren Brown and Kara Lehnert.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. â€” Joseph Banyard was the leading rusher again for the New Orleans Saints on Thursday, but his 27 yards on seven carries werenâ€™t enough to keep the New England Patriots from eaking out a 7-6 victory.
Sweetwater High School tennis coach Chris Terry has announced that player tryouts will be held at the high school courts on Wednesday and Thursday, Aug. 15-16, starting at 9 a.m.
Terry also announced that practices for the fall season will begin on Monday, Aug. 20 beginning at 4 p.m. at the high school courts.
Terry was hired as the new SHS tennis coach this summer to replace Shella Arnwine, who resigned to take coach-ing job in Roscoe.
Shane Mobley, Sweetwaterâ€™s new head football coach, talks with his players at the end of a practice held this morning. The Mustangs begin full contact drills Friday.
Two volleyball camps are being held this week at Sweetwater Middle School. Some of the girls in the morning session, which runs through Friday, are shown here. An afternoon camp is also being held through Thursday at the SMS gym for younger girls.
Volleyball players at the high school level are also having their first workouts this week at the SHS gym to get ready for the 2012 sea-son, where the Lady Mustangsâ€™ opening matches will be played here next Monday and Tuesday.
Some of Roscoeâ€™s football players are shown on Monday morning going through their opening practices for the 2012 season.
In his first NFL game Sunday in Canton, Ohio, ex-Sweetwater High star Joseph Banyard ran for a team-high 18 yards on five carries as New Orleans Saints beat the Arizona Cardinals 17-10 in the season-opening Hall of Fame exhibition game.
In addition to his running, the 213-pound Banyard caught one pass for negative-3 yards and also spent some time on defense, as he recorded two solo tackles.
Sweetwater High School football players showed up early today for their first official day of practice of the 2012 season.
The more experienced Mustang players held their practice at the Bowl, while new players were at the practice field located between Crane and Ragland streets.
The Mustangs will have full contact drills in pads starting Friday, and their first of two scrimmages will be here Aug. 18 against Wichita Falls Hirschi.